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Crime Bribery

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 22- Brazilian prosecutors on Tuesday charged Aldemir Bendine, the former chief executive of state-controlled oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA, with corruption, alleging he used his position to take bribes from construction firm Odebrecht. Bendine served as CEO of Petrobras, as the company is formally known, between 2015 and 2016, and was...

  • MEXICO CITY— In a story Aug. 14 about corruption allegations against the former head of Mexico's state-run oil company Pemex, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Mexico's Attorney General's Office said the Brazilian companies Odebrecht and Braskem were involved in paying bribes in Mexico. The Attorney General's Office said only that Odebrecht...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 18- Brazilian investigators said on Friday they were finding more evidence that foreign companies were involved in a political graft scheme that saw the firms bribe executives at state-run enterprises and politicians to win government contracts. At a press conference detailing allegations that U.S-based asphalt maker Sargeant Marine...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 18- Brazilian authorities announced two new phases of their Car Wash operation on Friday, ensnaring U.S. asphalt maker Sargeant Marine, six Greek shipping companies and a former Brazilian congressman in the wide-ranging graft probe. The statement said former lawmaker Candido Vaccarezza, who had been a Workers Party government leader in the...

  • MOSCOW— Breaking months of silence, the former Russian economic development minister on trial for allegedly accepting a $2 million bribe publicly accused the head of Russia's oil company on Wednesday of setting him up. Alexei Ulyukayev, the highest-ranking Russian official to have been arrested since 1993, was detained last year at the headquarters of...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 15- Mexico's attorney general's office has called a close former aide of President Enrique Pena Nieto to respond to accusations he was involved in Brazilian builder Odebrecht's corruption scandal, a lawyer for the aide said. Brazil's O Globo newspaper reported this weekend on documents alleging that Emilio Lozoya, who also formerly headed...

  • MEXICO CITY— The former head of Mexico's state-owned oil company, a key campaign adviser to President Enrique Pena Nieto, has denied accusations that he took bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. His lawyer Javier Coello Trejo said on Radio Formula on Monday that "we will prove that Emilio Lozoya did not receive a single cent of those supposed...

  • Neil Peterson received a nearly six-year sentence and Linda Raja got nearly four years on Friday in San Diego. They worked for Singapore- based Glenn Defense Marine Asia, which supplied fuel, food and other services to Navy ships in Asian ports. Prosecutors claimed the company and its CEO, nicknamed "Fat Leonard," bribed Navy officials with cash, prostitutes and...

  • LONDON, Aug 10- The UK Serious Fraud Office said on Thursday it expects to decide next year whether it will file criminal charges in bribery investigations related to drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline and aero engine company Rolls-Royce. The SFO launched an investigation into GSK and its subsidiaries in 2014. Britain's biggest drugmaker has already been fined a...

  • Samsung scion Lee fights back tears as prosecutors seek 12 years' jail

    Prosecution says Lee bribes aimed at cementing control of group.

  • Aug 3- Avon Products Inc, which has been under pressure from activist investor Barington Capital, said Sheri McCoy will step down as chief executive next year, and reported another surprise quarterly loss. McCoy's exit caps a turbulent five years for the company, which shrunk to half its size after selling most of its U.S. business, navigated a bribery scandal in...

  • BRASILIA, Aug 1- The top prosecutors of Brazil and Argentina are accusing their governments of interfering in the creation of a joint anti-corruption task force to investigate bribes by the Odebrecht engineering group so that politicians, many of whom are under investigation, can themselves control the exchange of evidence. "The main authorities for...

  • *BBC reported bribery allegations in Africa in November 2015. LONDON, Aug 1- Britain has opened a formal investigation into suspicions of corruption at British American Tobacco and its subsidiaries, nearly two years after allegations of bribery in Africa first surfaced. The 2016 move came after a November 2015 BBC program described cases of BAT employees...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- A U.S. jury on Thursday found Macau billionaire Ng Lap Seng guilty on charges he bribed two U.N. ambassadors to help him build a multibillion-dollar conference center. "In his unbridled pursuit of even greater personal fortune, billionaire Ng Lap Seng corrupted the highest levels of the United Nations," Acting U.S. Prosecutors accused Ng of paying...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- A U.S. jury on Thursday found Macau billionaire Ng Lap Seng guilty on charges he bribed two United Nations ambassadors to help him build a multibillion-dollar conference center. "In his unbridled pursuit of even greater personal fortune, billionaire Ng Lap Seng corrupted the highest levels of the United Nations," Acting U.S.

  • NEW YORK, July 27- A U.S. jury on Thursday found Macau billionaire Ng Lap Seng guilty on charges he bribed two United Nations ambassadors to help him build a multibillion-dollar conference center. Ng, 69, was convicted on all six counts he faced, including bribery, money laundering and corruption, in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Prosecutors accused Ng of...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- A U.S. jury on Thursday found Macau billionaire Ng Lap Seng guilty on charges he bribed two United Nations ambassadors to help him build a multibillion-dollar conference center. Jurors in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan needed less than a day to deliberate before reaching their verdict, following a four-week trial. Prosecutors said Ng...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- Oil company Halliburton Co will pay $29.2 million to settle civil charges it violated federal anti-bribery rules related to books, record-keeping and internal accounting controls while doing business in Angola, U.S. regulators said on Thursday. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Halliburton's former vice president, Jeannot...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- Oil giant Halliburton Co will pay $29.2 million to settle civil charges it violated federal anti-bribery rules related to books, record-keeping and internal accounting controls while doing business in Angola, U.S. regulators said Thursday. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Halliburton's former vice president, Jeannot...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, July 27- Brazilian federal police on Thursday arrested former Petrobras Chief Executive Officer Aldemir Bendine on suspicion he received large bribes from construction conglomerate Odebrecht. 1/ 8. In a statement, the prosecutor-general's office said police served three arrest warrants and executed 11 search and seizure orders as part of...